February 28, 2010

"On The Ball" Raven Painting

On The Ball
11x14 Oil on Canvas
©2010 Deb Kirkeeide. 

Another long gap in the action. (and here I thought I was back on track!) I've actually had three paintings in the works but not had the time each night to work on them. But lots going on and coming up. I have an art tour coming up in May and have been invited to participate in a show in April. And I'm working on some marketing pieces and ideas. And I wonder where my time goes....
This curious one was a lot of fun to paint. A bit more playful in nature with it's colors and texture.
fun to paint too! Used a palette knife on most of it.

On The Ball
11x14 Oil on Canvas


Sue O'Kieffe said...

oh how i love your ravens and this one is no exception. you would enjoy all the guys who hang out where i live. they always seem to be nearby whenever i open the front door. nice to hear you are busy with your art and that you have some adventures awaiting you!

Bonnie Heather said...

Love your raven. Great job.

Dean H. said...

Really wonderful color, Deb! Nice touch of iridescent purple on the wing. He looks great against that background color!

Double "D" said...

that's so raven!
never bring a brush to a knife fight. (from crocodile

hey nice to see and hear you're busy and getting back to the fun stuff. i keep wishing and hoping, arrrggg!
this is a great piece especially with a pallet knife.
well, you're so talented as we all know!!!!!!!!!!

best to you each morning!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Sue - Thank you! You are right, I would enjoy all those guys who hang out near you. we don't get them here in the cities - up north and around the North Shore is where I see them. If you ever come across a raven feather I would love one!

Bonnie - thanks so much for your visit.

Dean - thank you. I do love the colors on this one, makes it really stand out.

DD - a wise man,he is, that Crocodile Dundee! Thanks for the words,artistic eye and sense of humor! Hope that arm heals soon so you can get back to it. In the meantime - starting painting left handed! The talent's still there it's just a matter of coordination.

Artoutwest said...

Love this Deb! Nice work.

Linda said...

Love the colors of the raven! Fun painting!

Deborah said...

I love this one - but then, I have liked every single one so far. I'll try and be a bit more original in my comment,s Deb, but since I know nothing of painting technique I can only talk knowledgeably about my reaction! I am curious about something, though. Do you draw first, or just go directly to paint?

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Deborah - I think that is the best response, to talk from how it makes you feel. I think that's the purpose of art.
And great question...
I typically go directly to paint, most are painted alla prima - all in one sitting.


fabulous colors!!! dynamic together - and what a wonderful little creature! so much character! - and a p/knife, too - one of my favorite instruments/tools - although i am known for being a bit unorthodox in my use of certain implements! anyway, beautiful, wonderful piece, lady! and congratulations galore on all you have going on! good for you!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Oh Gypsy! thanks so much for your visit and wonderful comments! Always fun to have you stop by!